LETTER: A sensible approach to water needs to be had

There is a common element of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan nearly all in Farrer agree on; it needs to be more responsive and flexible to the needs of river communities.

I then pushed my government for an independent review of the rules around water allocations and entitlements – this is happening and will be delivered over coming months.

In 2012 I pushed the then opposition leader to place a 1500gl cap on buy backs, the 450 gigs and the socioeconomic test – this was legislated when we were returned to office.

A Labor Government will scrap this cap and re-start water It will also scrap the test on social and economic impacts. Now is not the time to turn back.

Sussan Ley,

Member for Farrer

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